Posted 30 April 2007 - 10:27 AM
I'm about to shoot a short student film on S16mm using an SRII. I am hoping for sun as it will not only look far nicer in the location but also mirrors the mood the Director wants.
What I have been trying to figure out though is if anything can be done in camera to make overcast skies look more interesting. I think the majority of the shots will have the protagonist's head above the horizon, so I can't use grads, and I also can't use any lights at the location.
Are there any contrast or colour enhancing filters (the matte box can hold 2) that could help, or any filters I don't know about that would be worth looking into. I am partly willing to treat the shoot as a test for anything that isn't too drastic.
For reference I am shooting on a ferry deck, a beach and a bay.
Thanks for the help
Posted 30 April 2007 - 10:52 AM
Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:37 PM
or perhaps in combination with Davids recommendation.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 06:00 PM
Posted 02 May 2007 - 03:02 AM
Overcast days can be tricky if you have to feature a lot of sky. Especially when there's no shape in them at all - just a milky white eveness. Bit of a nightmare.